New York Times, Friday, December 28, 2007

Author: John Farmer
Editor: Will Shortz
John Farmer
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 37 Missing: none – this is a pangram Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: Rather remarkably, not only are there no missing letters but the four rarest letters in Crossword puzzles, J, Z, Q, and X, are placed symmetrically in the four corners. Bravo.
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© 2007, The New York Times
Across Down
1. Algonquian Indian tribe : MIAMI
6. Went sniggling : EELED
11. Singer with the #1 hit "All I Have" : JENNIFERLOPEZ
14. Sci-fi character whose name is an anagram of CAROLINA ISLANDS : LANDOCALRISSIAN
16. Otoscope user, for short : ENT
17. Have quite enough for : SATIATE
18. MedWatch agcy. : FDA
19. "I'm ready for the weekend!" : TGIF
21. Chalon-sur-___, France : SAONE
22. "The Da Vinci Code" priory : SION
23. "Half ___ ..." : ALOAF
25. Bygone Ford : LTD
26. Place to find a C-note? : OPERA
27. Climber's support : TENDRIL
29. Indian pastries : SAMOSAS
31. ___ Herbert, TV's Mr. Wizard : DON
32. 100 qintars : LEK
33. Hands out : ASSIGNS
37. Constellation between Cygnus and Pisces : PEGASUS
41. They're plucked : LUTES
42. Bird: Prefix : AVI
44. Star ___ : ANISE
45. "___ of Six" (Joseph Conrad story collection) : ASET
46. "A parlor utensil for subduing the impenitent visitor": Ambrose Bierce : PIANO
48. 1950s British P.M. : EDEN
49. Mooring site : RIA
50. Stuffed with cheese, in Mexican cooking : RELLENO
52. D-Day arena: Abbr. : ETO
53. Some licensed practitioners : MEMBERSOFTHEBAR
56. Exercise animal? : QUICKBROWNFOX
57. Hopscotch : POTSY
58. Tough to dig into, as soil : ROOTY
1. Notice : MENTION
2. Home of many of the 1-Across: Abbr. : IND
3. A long time in Lisbon : ANOS
4. Fuchsite and alurgite : MICAS
5. Assuming even that : IFATALL
6. They'll give you the run-around : ERRANDS
7. Illuminati : ELITE
8. Place, e.g. : LOSE
9. 7-in. platters : EPS
10. More than exalts : DEIFIES
11. Sound of change : JANGLE
12. Mr. Rosewater in Kurt Vonnegut's "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater" : ELIOT
13. "Butterfly" actress, 1981 : ZADORA
14. Clear the way to : LETAT
15. Some babysitters : NANAS
20. South Beach, e.g. : FADDIET
22. Northwest tribe : SPOKANE
24. 2004 Sondheim musical, with "The" : FROGS
26. Corinthian conclusion : OMEGA
28. Country ___ : INN
30. It can fill a yard : ALE
33. Elevator button : ALARM
34. 1968 hit whose title is repeated three times with "Oh" and then again after "Baby I love you" : SUSIEQ
35. Make hot : STEAMUP
36. Passes effortlessly : SAILSBY
37. Miss badly : PINEFOR
38. Seaman in a ceremonial honor guard : SIDEBOY
39. Excise on some out-of-state purchases : USETAX
40. Mr. abroad : SENOR
43. Pluck : VALOR
46. Extra benefits : PERKS
47. When a football may be hiked : ONTWO
50. Geom. figure : RECT
51. "This is disastrous!" : OHNO
54. Pulitzer category, briefly : BIO
55. Red ___ (young amphibian) : EFT

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